Brendan Griffin

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It’s a miracle that Irish basketball has stayed going despite the decades of neglect by official Ireland and the €1.5 million Basketball Ireland has now dared to publicly request is the least it deserves. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s already becoming lost in the mists of time and a thousand election promises but one of the small, significant disgraces of Irish sport remains pr(...)

Brendan Griffin: was first elected to the Dáil in 2011.

Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin was first elected as a TD in 2011, after serving in Kerry County Council for three years. The 37-year-old served as the m(...)

Danny Healy-Rae is on only 4 per cent of the vote. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimo

Sinn Féin is primed to top the poll in Kerry with Danny Healy-Rae in danger of losing his seat, a TG4 poll has found. The TG4/Ipsos MRBI poll of Ker(...)

Minister of Sport Shane Ross: ‘We have had very dark days in recent times. Some days I thought we would never get to where we are now.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has promised a “new milestone and a new dawn” for Irish football after a rescue package worth more than €30 million was (...)

Niall Quinn: “I am led to believe that there is an assistance in place from the banks, Uefa and the Government that will allow the game to move forward.” Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Niall Quinn is set to meet with FAI staff on Monday when he intends to reassure them that the financial outlook for the stricken association is “not (...)

Most pundits believe Marian Harkin will win a seat. File photograph: Alan Betson

Sligo-Leitrim (four seats) Current: 2 FF, 1 FG, 1 SF Sligo-Leitrim is one of the constituencies where Sinn Féin’s decision to run just one candidat(...)

Both Michael Healy-Rae and his brother Danny are likely to hold their seats. File photograph: Tom Honan

Kerry (five seats) Current: 2 Ind, 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 SF A real scrap is brewing in Kerry over the seat being vacated by Sinn Féin’s Martin Ferris, with (...)

 Minister for Sport Shane Ross. “We are encouraged by the willingness of all parties and the determination of all parties to reach a solution which avoids examinership or liquidation.”Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government is prepared to pay up to €5 million per year as part of an emerging deal to safeguard the future of Irish football and the Football Ass(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross  and Minister of State for Tourism and  Sport Brendan Griffin recommended the new system for allocating funds under the Sports Capital Programme to ‘ensure that as much money as possible goes to the most deserving organisations’.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ten sports clubs, including a school and hockey club in the constituency of Minister for Sport Shane Ross, were excluded from receiving Government gra(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross addresses the media after a meeting with Uefa officials in Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

A delegation led by Minister for Sport Shane Ross will meet with senior Bank of Ireland officials on Wednesday as part of an effort co-ordinated with (...)

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